Originally Posted by akbisw
So i broke one of the screws that holds the heatsink to the PCB of the gpu. And the standoff on the gpu heatsink is also useless because now there is a little piece of the broken screw stuck inside the standoff of the heatsink..........
So I am going to have to find screws and standoffs that fit this heatsink.
OK, there's the proper way to fix this,
And there's the Ghetto way..
Proper way: Buy the broken screws bit that attaches to your power drill and use that to get it out
Ghetto way 1: file a line across the broken screw "through the standoff", you can then extract the broken bit with a flat head, and the standoff will still be operational with a replacement screw.
Ghetto way 2: carefully superglue a thin stick to the broken screw, and turn carefully to remove it..
Ghetto way 3: use a regular "thin drill bit" and drill the broken screw out.. It obviously has to be at least thinner than the screw..